Chelsea manager says his players deserve Premier League title

Premier League leaders Chelsea are on the verge of sealing the title after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 to condemn the North East outfit to relegation.

"Now we are very close", Conte said.

"We have three games to go, three points we have to take to be champions", Matic said. "We need to make sure Boro bounce back very quickly", said Agnew. Over the years we've had good games against them and we've had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we'll be turning up confident and trying to win the game. "We need another step and then to celebrate".

"It's not about my situation, it's about how we reflect over the summer".

His precise passing set the Blues on their way to creating an opportunity to win the league on Friday at West Brom.

Cahill accepts some of the tension has lifted since Tottenham's defeat at the hands of West Ham last week but says Chelsea are not getting carried away just yet.

"The possibility to take three points and to go seven points ahead of Tottenham".

Let's just hope that this weekend is a double celebration of a Premier League win and a new deal for the manager rolled into one.

"It would be unbelievable to do it Friday - the quicker the better "Today is a big step forward".

"If you think in the last 10 games Tottenham won nine and lost only one".

"We are very close to reach a great target".

A win against West Brom will finish the chase for title for the London club.

In the first half a Fabregas cross was converted by Diego Costa, with many believing that to be the record breaking pass.

Despite his side's total control of the game, the ever feverish Conte prowled the touchline as usual, gesticulating wildly and yelling commands to his players. This development of Cesc is our development. This season we started with a lot of problems. I'm pleased for him.

"Everyone is devastated", he admitted.

"But then we bounced back as a team very hard and we played very well".

"Obviously we've come up short". "It's not easy and people told me I'm not the type of player for Antonio and that I should leave, but I like challenges. The more games I play, the better I get". From top to bottom we haven't been good enough.

Boro won promotion as runners-up in the Championship last season but sacked manager Aitor Karanka in March after a dismal run which included four victories in 27 league games.